Temps to be in the 90s the rest of this week

Central Florida received record rainfall Monday; more rain on the way

Check out the latest forecast from News 6.

ORLANDO, Fla. – We are pinpointing the tropics.

A sub-tropical depression could get the name Dolly soon. It is a couple of hundred miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is moving away from the U.S.

If this system does get a name it won’t impact anyone.

Closure to home it is all about the heat and then the storms.

Rain chances will be up to 50% after 2 p.m. some storms will linger into the evening hours. Storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being heavy rain and lightning with a few stronger wind gusts.

Expect a 50% coverage of rain on Wednesday and a 40% coverage of rain Thursday and Friday. For the weekend rain chances will be at 50% with high temperatures across-the-board from Tuesday on in the next week in the mid 90s but feeling more like the triple digits.

Monday in Orlando we had a high temperature of 94 degrees, just as predicted. The record high for yesterday was 98 set in 1987.

The area received 3.02 inches of rain Monday setting a daily rainfall record. The record for Monday’s rain was 2.38 inches set in 1921. Now the deficit is only 1.24 inches since the first of the year. Since June 1 we have a surplus of 4.81 inches.

The date’s normal high is 91, again we can expected high of 94. The record high for Monday’s date is 99 set in 1924.

Most of Central Florida will have a favorable forecast tonight.

About the Author:

From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.